Kaitlin E. Gallen

Organization Profile
Professional Biography

Kaitlin (Kate) Gallen defends employers at all stages of litigation, including in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She has drafted substantive briefs and coordinated responses in both class action and mass action contexts. Kate assist clients with a broad range of legal services including:

  • Employment advice and training
  • Employment litigation defense
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation counsel
  • ERISA litigation
  • Immigration counsel
  • OFCCP / Affirmative Action plans
  • OSHA counsel
  • Restrictive covenants and trade secret litigation
  • Traditional labor counsel
  • Wage and hour class and collective actions representation

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Kate was a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Russell of the Supreme Court of Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri Law School, where she was the Managing Editor of the Missouri Law Review.


  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

    • Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy and Bar Leadership Academy
  • American Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Section

Court Admissions

  • State of Missouri, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2015
  • State of Kansas, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2016


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Missouri, 2013, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Truman State University, 2008, English; Phi Beta Kappa
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